Will Scully-Power


Visualising website traffic data at NYTIMES.com
January 4, 2010, 10:13 pm
Filed under: Data, Datarati, Visualisation, Web Analytics | Tags: , ,

A Day in the Life of NYTimes.com” includes two videos that show the traffic to NYTimes.com on June 25, 2009, the day Michael Jackson died.

While on video focuses on US-only traffic, the other has a worldwide view. The animated maps also include a subtle visual hint of night time by revealing the city illumination at night.

The 24-hour period of web log data is compressed into a little over a minute and a half.

The data used to create these maps come from roughly 15 Web servers.

Some of the mobile bursts on the maps are a result of compressing the data.

More: http://infosthetics.com/archives/2009/12/a_day_in_the_life_of_nytimescom_visualizing_web_traffic_data.html

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